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How to keep your hair in mint condition

How to keep your hair in mint condition

Clean, shiny hair When your hair is clean and shiny, you're happy, right? Running your fingers through smooth and healthy hair certainly gives you a little boost throughout the day. This blog post explains the mechanics of hair and how to maintain it to keep it feeling tip top. Cuticle care Under a microscope, each hair strand is covered in tiny overlapping scales called cuticles, that are a bit like roof tiles. The cuticle's job is to protect the hair’s cortex which determines the hair’s strength. These hair care tips will help you maintain your protective cuticles. When hair cuticles lay flat, keeping the cortex protected, the hair strands reflect...

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"What made you start Hairy Jayne?"

"What made you start Hairy Jayne?"

How did I start a hair care business?  There's never a short answer to that question! It was more a very slow series of events that inspired me to start my handmade hair care business and become Hairy Jayne. I do it full time now, with help from my husband Karl, and I absolutely love it. I've always been quite stubborn about the products being handmade, obviously I could have them factory made, which would probably make more 'business sense' but I actually still really love the process of making. I'm a bit old-fashioned like that. Anyway. Here's how Hairy Jayne came about. The early...

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Curly girls love our shampoo bars!

Curly girls love our shampoo bars!

What our curly haired customers say about our solid shampoo: Lindsay: "My sister bought me your shampoo and conditioner bars as a gift, and I just wanted to say how amazing they are! My hair used to be quite curly in my teens and early twenties, then it started to lose the curl, and by the time I had my son it had basically gone to pot! Pretty much no curl, looked terrible if it got longer than my chin, and I couldn't find any products that really helped and didn't weigh it down (it's naturally quite fine). Almost immediately...

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How to use your zero waste hair conditioner bar – two ways

How to use your zero waste hair conditioner bar – two ways

Hair conditioner bars are little blocks of concentrated hair conditioner without the water content. They are a great zero waste hair care product as they don't need to be packaged in a plastic bottle, they're really light weight and the lack of water content means there's no need for any artificial preservatives. Liquid conditioner refills are a great way to save plastic in your hair care routine, but the best way to avoid any plastic altogether is to switch to a solid conditioner bar. Hairy Jayne conditioner bars are wrapped entirely in paper-based packaging, and paper is both widely recycled and...

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Switch up your hair care routine

Switch up your hair care routine

5 hair care tricks to try right now At the moment, with all this staying in, it's as good a time as any to try switching up your hair care routine and trying some new things. With the nation in lockdown we’re obviously seeing much less of each other and life is a little slower. So it’s the perfect time to experiment with different ways to look after your hair.  Hair problems Good hair day... if only they happened every day, huh? Hair definitely goes through different phases – sometime days it’s oily, sometimes dry, occasionally frizzy, static, flat. The causes are varied and most are invisible so sometimes...

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